Alex Karpovsky is another "Tiny Furniture" vet, having played Dunham's semi-love interest Jed in the film. Now he's playing Charlie's loudmouth buddy, Ray, whose pro-McDonald's rant in the "Girls" pilot is the best argument for rampant capitalism we've heard in years. Like Dunham, Karpovsky is a budding director: His latest effort, "Rubberneck," premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. And he's just filmed a role in the Coen brothers' next movie, "inside Llewyn Davis." He tells New York magazine that his experience on that set taught him a lot about directing: "It’s the closest thing I’ve ever had to film school."
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